Resurgence of human bothriocephalosis (Diphyllobothrium latum) in the subalpine lake region

Submitted: 9 December 2011
Accepted: 9 December 2011
Published: 1 February 2001
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Human bothriocephalosis is once again being found in various catchment basins in the subalpine region, including Lago Maggiore and Lac Léman, which however are not isolated cases. Domestic animals are thought to be responsible for the survival of the parasite during the period when no human cases were reported. The new phenomenon of eating raw or poorly cooked fish is responsible for the resurgence of human bothriocephalosis, which affects various lake districts in Europe. This habit of eating raw fish might lead to the resurgence of a much more dangerous human parasitosis, transmitted in a similar way: infestation by Anisakis.



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PEDUZZI, Raffaele, and Renata BOUCHER-RODONI. 2001. “Resurgence of Human Bothriocephalosis (Diphyllobothrium Latum) in the Subalpine Lake Region”. Journal of Limnology 60 (1):41-44.

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